Schumer welcomes Gantz’s call for early elections after making same plea himself

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

Benny Gantz, left, a key member of Israel's War Cabinet is welcomed by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, for a private meeting at the Capitol in Washington, March 5, 2024. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Benny Gantz, left, a key member of Israel's War Cabinet is welcomed by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, for a private meeting at the Capitol in Washington, March 5, 2024. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer welcomes War Cabinet Minister Benny Gantz’s call to hold elections in September, after having made a similar call last month, saying early elections should be held when the war winds down, in order to replace Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“When a leading member of Israel’s war cabinet calls for early elections and over 70 percent of the Israeli population agrees according to a major poll, you know it’s the right thing to do,” Schumer tweets.

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